Mock Test #1 – Road Rules, Signs, and Signals

Driver's Mock Test #1 - Road Rules

#1: Which sign indicates that you must give way to vehicles from the opposite direction?

 
 
 
 
Priority must be given to vehicles from the opposite direction on a narrow length of road.

#2: You are on a motorway. Unless signs show a lower speed limit you must not exceed:

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Unless otherwise posted, you may not exceed 70 mph on a motorway.

National speed limits for cars and motorcycles are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 60 mph (96 km/h) on single carriageways, and 70 mph (112 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 261, 124, 125.

#3: When being followed by an ambulance showing a flashing blue beacon you should:

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When emergency and incident support vehicles approach do not panic. Consider the route of such a vehicle and take appropriate action to let it pass, while complying with all traffic signs. If necessary, pull to the side of the road and stop, but try to avoid stopping before the brow of a hill, a bend or narrow section of road.

Highway code rule: 219.

#4: You are towing a trailer on a single carriageway road with this sign. What is your maximum speed limit?

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This is a National Speed Limit sign. National speed limits for cars towing caravans or trailers are: 30 mph (48 km/h) in built-up areas, 50 mph (80 km/h) on single carriageways, and 60 mph (96 km/h) on dual carriageways and motorways.

Highway code rules: 124, 125.

#5: For which of the following reasons should you use your horn?

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Use your horn only while your vehicle is moving and it is necessary to warn other road users of your presence.

Highway code rule: 112.

#6: Who has priority at junctions when traffic lights aren’t working?

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If the traffic lights are not working, treat the situation as you would an unmarked junction where nobody has priority. Proceed with great care.

Highway code rules: 146, 176.

#7: You get a puncture on a motorway and manage to get your vehicle onto the hard shoulder. What should you do next?

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Do not put yourself in danger by attempting even simple repairs.

Walk to an emergency telephone on your side of the carriageway (follow the arrows on the posts at the back of the hard shoulder). The telephone is free of charge and connects directly to the Highways Agency or the police. Use these in preference to a mobile phone.

Highway code rule: 275.

#8: You want to turn left ahead. There is a cyclist just in front of you. You should:

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Do not overtake just before you turn left and watch out for traffic coming up on your left before you make the turn.

Highway code rules: 182, 163, 167.

#9: When a traffic signal is showing a steady red light:

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A red signal light means stop. You can make a right turn against a red light after you stop and yield to pedestrians, bicyclists, and vehicles close enough to be a hazard. Make the right turn only when it is safe. Do not turn if a no turn on red sign is posted.

A left turn against a red light can only be made from a one-way street onto a one-way street.

Remember, in California, you may not turn against a red arrow.

Highway code rules: 175, 176, 109.

#10: When approaching this bend you should:

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Take extra care on country roads and reduce your speed at approaches to bends, which can be sharper than they appear.

Highway code rule: 154.

#11: As a driver, you may remove your seat belt when

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You must wear a seat belt if one is fitted in the seat you are using. There are only a few exceptions.

You are not required to wear a seat belt if you are reversing your car or supervising a learner driver who is reversing. Exemptions are also allowed for the holders of medical exemption certificates and those making deliveries or collections in goods vehicles when travelling less than 50 metres.

Highway code rule: 99.

#12: What does this sign tell you?

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Temporary lane closure. The red bar indicates a lane that is closed ahead.

#13: When may you drive faster than the speed limit?

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You MUST NOT exceed the maximum speed limits for the road and for your vehicle.

Highway code rule: 125.

#14: You are driving on a dual carriageway. How can you spot a powered vehicle used by disabled people?

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On a dual carriageway where the speed limit exceeds 50 mph (80 km/h) powered vehicles used by disabled people must have a flashing amber beacon.

Highway code rules: 220, 46.

#15: When a doctor prescribes drugs which are likely to affect your driving, you should:

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You must not drive under the influence of drugs or medicine.

Check the instructions or ask your doctor or pharmacist.

Using illegal drugs is highly dangerous. Never take them if you intend to drive - the effects are unpredictable, but can be even more severe than alcohol and may result in fatal or serious road crashes.

Highway code rule: 96.

#16: In which situation are you allowed to overtake another vehicle on the left?

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Stay in your lane if traffic is moving slowly in queues. If the queue on your right is moving more slowly than you are, you may pass on the left.

Highway code rule: 163.

#17: When is it dangerous to overtake another vehicle?

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DO NOT overtake when approaching or at a road junction on either side of the road.

Highway code rules: 165, 166, 167.

#18: Which traffic signs are eight-sided?

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The eight-sided shape is exclusively used for stop signs.

#19: Where are car/motorcycle collisions most likely to occur?

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Motorcyclists and cyclist are more difficult to see than other vehicles, especially when they are coming up from behind, coming out of junctions, at roundabouts, overtaking you or filtering through traffic. Junctions are the most likely places for car/motorcycle collisions to occur.

Highway code rules: 170, 211.

#20: You are at traffic lights wishing to make a right turn. Which light indicates that you have priority over opposing traffic?

 
 
 
 
You may proceed in the direction of the green arrow when it, or the full green light shows. A directional green filter arrow means that you have priority over traffic as their lights will be on red when you make the turn. Always check that opposing traffic has stopped before proceeding.

Highway code rule: 177.

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How to Use Mock Test to Prepare for Your Driving Licence Exam

This first multiple-choice test has 20 questions about road rules, signs, and signals. You should correctly answer 17 of these questions before continuing. Result is shown at the end of the test!

Like all of our mock tests, questions are drawn from a larger pool – a different pool for each mock test!

U.K. Highway Code

Remember, you need to know most of the road rules found in the U.K. Highway Code to pass the exam.

The Highway Code is also an excellent source later in life, when you need to check facts or refresh your knowledge.

Study Tips

When you study the Highway Code, use notes to rewrite information with your own words. The longer, the better.

Scribbling down road rules with your own words triggers a reflecting process which helps you learn faster and better.

If possible, discuss rules, questions, and answers with a teacher or a parent. They can give you helpful advice or insights. After studying the code or handbooks, take as many practice tests as you need. Mock questions will cover all areas necessary to pass the DVSA examination. But remember, quality first, quantity second. Don’t try to memorise answers. Focus on true understanding.

You will most likely miss one or two questions on each mock test. Understand why you miss a question and try to find patterns in your weaknesses. Did you read too quickly? Did you jump at an answer without reading all options? Or did you simply not know the answer?

The best learning comes from drilling your weaknesses to perfection.

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